Enough With The "-cations" Already!

Late last year, just as the economic crisis was really beginning to heat up, all the travel industry (and TV morning shows) could talk about were "staycations." The new travel trend for tight budgets was not to forego a vacation at all, but simply to stay closer to home for trips instead of heading to the farflung reaches of the globe.

Okay. Staycation. I could live with that. But then, as the market worsened, the talking heads came up with "naycations," meaning people were just skipping the trip altogether. That sparked a retaliation from travel types, who coined "yaycations," though if you ask me, there wasn't much to cheer about. And now, finally, we have "kidcations," at the Rancho Bernardo Inn--which, to add insult to injury, is in San Diego where I am originally from, and which I had to report on!

Enough with the -cations, please! Just let people get back to taking the trips they want, to the destinations they want, when they want, and with whom they want!